Chips Deluxe: Processor Makers Hint At New iPhone 5 CPU

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Much rumbling on the Pacific Rim at the microprocessor level: Taiwan-based Kinsus is reportedly supplying 30-40% of the chip substrates needed by CPU manufacturer Qualcomm, which some are interpreting as proof the iPhone 5 is coming this spring.  Additionally, Qualcomm specializes in CDMA processors (which gave credence to last year's "Verizon's getting the iPhone!" rumors), which suggests a "vPhone 5" may also be in the offing.

Additionally, Kinsus is said to be providing parts for "a new A8 application processor."  This could mean either an upgrade to the current ARM Cortex-8, or a possible dual-core successor to Apple's own A4.

[Via Electronista]

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